How to Keep Your Bishop Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Bishop winter. If you already called Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 760-784-9034 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or swap them when advised. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s operating appropriately. Simply turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!